Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop – Think Spring

Welcome to this month’s episode of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop! You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell. This is one hop that I look forward to each month because the projects are always over-the-top wonderful! I am sure this month will be as well.

Our theme this month is THINK SPRING!  I am sure there are some of you that have been snow-bound all winter and ready for a little warmth.  Or, maybe your are currently enjoying the heat of summer and need a little coolness that spring usually offers.  Right now, I am sitting through yet another rainy day.  It’s days like today that I have to remind myself that it is SPRING and we need the rain to bring us all the beautiful flowers!

So, with that in mind, I thought SPRING and thought of my favorite flowers growing up.  Who doesn’t love the smell of Lilacs?  I remember we had a huge lilac tree when we lived in Maine.  It would burst forth with the most lovely purple flowers!

So with a little inspiration from Karen Ilsley and Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek, I created this beautiful card for a friend named Spring!  (Yes, truly I have a friend whose name is Spring – technically it’s her middle name, but it’s what we all call her!)

A quick peek at the inside!  And, notice, no naked envelopes!

I used the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle (145297) to create the flowers. While I cut a couple blossoms out of the Rich Razzleberry cardstock, most of them were cut from Sweet Sugarplum.  I sure am going to miss that color!  I used a sponge and some Rich Razzleberry ink to give depth to most of the blossoms. I have a complete supply list at the bottom of this post!

I didn’t really think there was a need to pop out all those little holes.  I think it helps add texture!

The background is a faux basket weaving technique that starts with a piece of Crumb Card cardstock that is embossed with the Brick Wall folder.  I little sponging and aqua-painting as well as a trip to the Hardwood background stamp and Voila!  You have a really cool background!

A little Linen Thread for the tag and you have a perfect card for any girl on your list!

Well, that’s it… Thanks for stopping by… now hop along through the list.



Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

(Read the notes below the list for a little secret!)

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I may surprise you that there is a Blends on the list.  I used this to color in the white dimensionals that showed through the holes in the flowers.  It worked perfectly and dried on the glossy surface.  But, do it before you attach them – at least the top side… then you won’t have a ink ring around the hole!  🙂



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